We are excited to be bringing back a bigger and better STRIVE Festival for 2022Designed to meet all your career and employability needs, this will be your opportunity to improve your employability skills by attending our dedicated workshops, networking with local employers and hearing from succssful local leaders on how to overcome barriers and succeed in the workplace. We will also have an amazing alumni panel where you can hear from students that studied at Buckinghamshire New University and the journey they took to get where they are today.

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Career and Placement Opportunities

We are excited to be hosting a number of local and national employers at our event who will be available for you to find out a bit more about their organisation and what it would be like to work for them. They might even be advertising upcoming jobs that you might like to apply for! We have been working directly with your course teams, to try and ensure that there are relevant opportunities available to all of you attending, with course team staff and careers available also attending to give you tips and advice on taking your next steps after leaving university.

Work Experience

There will be a number of charities at the event, with volunteering opportunities on offer to help boost your volunteering hours and your CV, but also a great opportunity to do some good and get involved in something that you believe in.


On top of all this attendance at the event will give you the cahnce to practice your key networking skills, meeting university staff, Students’ Union staff, other students as well as the employers attending the event! This really is a great opportunity to build your contact base and find out a bit more about options available to you when you leave university.

Some of the employers we have on the day:

  • UK Music
  • Thames Valley Police
  • Oasis Partnership 
  • Heathrow Airport

and many more....

Employability sessions 

Throughout the day we have a selection of employabilty sessions available for you to attend throughout the day. These sessions allow you enhance your CV and learn how to build your relationships with employers. 

Q&A Panels

Panels with alumni and successful leaders will give you the opprotunity to find out all about the industry you want to get into or purely what to expect when you leave university.


There will be opportunities throughout the day for you to win some of our prizes we have on offer, not to mention the free breakfast food!

It is never too early to start thinking about your career so whether you are in your first or final year, there will be something available at STRIVE Festival for you. There will be different opportunities running all day to enhance your employability skills and put you in touch with your potential future employer.

If you have any questions, would like any further information or a chat about what sessions may be most relevant to you, please email sutraining@bucks.ac.uk.